Sailing and racing is all about the enjoyment of a good day out on the water followed by a few beers afterwards, if you win then great, if not ach well better next time!
Remember that comittee members give up valuable time to set up these race courses for us to bash round together and cause arguments at windward and leeward marks, we must always be grateful to race officals for the enjoyment we get out of competing at their regattas!
Pete's post does not to me read as a slag. It is a reasoned criticism which is not personal and as such is entirely valid, especially, coming as it does, from a respected, experienced and popular... more
Why slag off event management in public like this , or is it your last course of action after contacting organisers ( who I assume are volunteer human beans running an event for follow sailors , not... more
He's posting this before the event and I'm sure will also be contacting the committee. If more poeple also do this, then there is a greater chance that there will be change to the SI's. He's taken... more
I think Peter has probably got bored of pointing this out as he alludes to in his opening line "once again disappoints". The Scottish IRCs have disappointed in their race management for a few years... more
I'm sure the intentions with the post were good. After all I'd put good money on some boats not reading the sailing instructions and then thinking wtf when they started racing. Whatever angle you... more
Even if the technical content of the post was accurate and it may well be the side comments and inference was not necessary by the author "Pete". A forum is not the place to do it. I am sure an... more
Dear Anonymous, I agree with Pete and knowing Pete as I do, I find it difficult to believe he has anything other than the sportís best interest at heart. If you want to try the argument of volunteers ... more
I actually hope that your next post you put your name to it. Pete, is always wright. It would seem from his post he has been fustrated trying to get the rules correct. If someone protested that the... more